SAP ESS MSS Interview Questions
SAP ESS MSS Interview Question And Answers:
Q.WHAT IS SAP ESS ?
Collection of services designed to provide individual employees access to view and maintain their own data
ESS today Currently in its third generation Runs within the SAP Portal Has become a defacto requirement for business where a sizable percentage of employees have computer access
Q.WHAT IS MANAGER SELF-SERVICE (MSS)?
Integrated applications that give managers information and process initiation capability for their staff
Currently in its second generation and Runs within the SAP Portal but not as prevalent due to change management challenges
Q.HOW DOES THE BUSINESS PACKAGE FOR MANAGER SELF-SERVICE FIT INTO THE SAP ENTERPRISE PORTAL PRODUCT OFFERING ?
Apart from portal technology, SAP Enterprise Portal offers a wide range of premium content packages.SAP ERP Financials Portal Solutions fall under the category of premium content and is offered in Business Packages, e.g. in the Business Package for SAP Manager Self-Service.
Q.DOES THE BUSINESS PACKAGE FOR SAP MANAGER SELF-SERVICE COVER ALL MDT FUNCTIONS ?
All the fundamental functions of MDT are available in the Business Package for SAP Manager Self-Service. The Business Package for Manager Self-Service offers new services for the individual subject areas, such as Employee Data, Appraisals, Compensation Adjustments, and Cost Center and Budget Information.
Q.WHAT ARE PHASES OF MANAGER SELF-SERVICE ?
Manager Self-Service (MSS) provides an intuitive interface for Line Managers based on the SAP Enterprise Portal (SAP EP) technology. In the area of Compensation Administration, a single scenario will help Line Managers plan salary adjustments, bonuses and grant LTI awards.
Compensation reviews in Manager Self-Service can be split into two steps:
The planning phase, during which the Line Manager performs the necessary adjustments and submits them for approval to his/her higher manager.
The approval phase, during which the higher manager either approves or rejects the submitted adjustments.
Q.HOW DO I RUN REPORTS WITHIN MSS ?
Instructions for running reports in iTrent
Q.HOW CAN I AUTHORIZE MULTIPLE TASKS ?
Login to MSS. In the out of office, you can select multiple tasks by selecting the tick box on each task. Click on Actions and then select authorize, then click Save.
Q.HOW DO I ADD CARRYOVER TO AN EMPLOYEE’S LEAVE ENTITLEMENT ?
Subject to agreement with their manager, employees are able to carry up to a maximum of 36.5 hours leave from one leave year to the next (pro-rated for part time staff). Managers can administer the carryover via Manager Self Service. Instructions
Q.A PART-TIME MEMBER OF STAFF PREFERS TO WORK ANOTHER DAY DURING THE WEEK IN WHICH A BANK HOLIDAY FALLS ?
To avoid deducting all Public Holidays and discretionary days, part-time employees may request to work extra hours during a week that includes such a day. They will in effect be working the hours that they would otherwise have been required to deduct from their total leave figure. Employees that wish to explore this option must discuss this with their line manager who will make a decision as to whether this is operationally possible.
Q.HOW DO I GET ACCESS TO MSS ?
Access to MSS will have to be requested by the individual’s manager
Q.WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A LINE MANAGER ?
We have defined a line manager as the post holder who is responsible for the performance and well-being of a member of staff in the University. This may or may not be the post-holder who carries out the SDPR / performance review for the member of staff. There are important responsibilities and requirements for line managers accessing information through MSS. If there is any doubt on who is the line manager, it is advised that the more senior role is applied.